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A statue of an oni armed with a kanabo.

A
statue of an oni armed with a kanabo.

From
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The
kanabo (metallic staff) is an iron or steel staff used in feudal Japan as a weapon.
It was constructed out of heavy oak wood, and covered with some form of metal
from the end to the middle, with metal studs along the metal-shod end. Later versions
were made entirely out of metal, but shorter. It was this later version that many
popular pictures of Japanese demons carry. It was usually a very heavy weapon.

Because
of its sheer weight, only a few soldiers carried it. It was more of a mythical
weapon, often used in tales by the great Japanese demons “oni” since
the oni were extremely strong and could carry these mammoth weapons and so were
feared by many superstitious people. Today there is a saying in Japanese that
says, “Like giving a kanabo to an oni”- which means to give an extra
advantage to someone already holding all the cards.

When
used, the purpose of the kanabo was to smash enemies’ armor and break their warhorses’
legs. The art of using this cumbersome weapon, kanabo-jutsu, consisted of a mastery
of both balance and strength; it required great skill to recover from a miss with
the heavy club, which could leave a warrior open to a counter-attack.

Roleplaying

Kanabo
(DnD Equipment)

From
D&D Wiki
Created By Eroneko
Date Created: 11/21/2007

Kanabo
Exotic
Two-Handed Melee Critical: x2
Range Increment: –
Type: bludgeoning
Hardness:
10

Size
Cost1
Damage
Weight1
hp
Fine *
1d3 *
1
Diminutive
*
1d4 *
2
Tiny
*
1d6
*
5
Small 18
gp
1d8
20 lb
10
Medium
18 gp
2d6
30 lb. 20
Large 30
gp
3d6 50
lb.
40
Huge *
4d6 *
80
Gargantuan *
6d6
*
160
Colossal *
8d6 *
320

1.
The SRD only gives a means to determine costs and weights of weapons for Large
and Small versions based on the Medium weapons. Any supplied values are the author’s
best determination.

Kanabo
is a giant steel/iron staff of japanese origin. A character weilding a Kanabo
with a Strength Score less than 15, it takes a -4 penalty on all attack roles.
Attacks of opportunity against the weilder after he has attacked gains +2 opening
bonus to all attack roles (all attacks of opportunity has to be made in the same
round as the attack).

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